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“A fabulous and spacious cottage close to the sea”
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Swallows Nest
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19 reviews
Swallows Nest
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Big bedroom upstairs
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Double bedroom
Big bedroom upstairs
kitchen
Ground floor bedroom
kitchen
nearby Dunstanburgh castle
5 minute walk away
Bamburgh village
walks for miles
surfers
fishing fun
Cragside country house a lovely place to visit
Holy Island just a short drive away
Hadrians wall
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

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dickandal...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fabulous and spacious cottage close to the sea”
Reviewed June 5, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a wonderful week at Swallow's Nest. Beautiful, comfortable cottage in a fabulous location. The cottage is well equipped with plenty of books, games and films and has a lovely homely feel. We found everything we needed. It is located a stones throw away from Bamburgh beach and sand dunes. We will definitely return.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MarilynV9...
Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
“This was a most brilliant week for everyone”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This property was everything that was promised in the reviews. We were a party of 6 adults and a 1 year old. It was enjoyable to be somewhere that we all found to be well presented, comfortable and at ease. Northumberland, and especially Bamburgh, is a wonderful part of the country with fabulous beaches and lots of great places to visit. Weather was at first misty and mysterious but then absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful to be so near a magnificent beach.

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Liked best: Can't choose - all just right
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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lesleyl49
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family holiday by the sea”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

It is difficult to fault the Swallows Nest as a base for a family seaside holiday. As a party of four adults and three children, it proved spacious and well furnished, with ample parking space yet away from the main road so safe for the children to play outside. The sand dunes leading to the beach were just 50 yards away, and the sun shone all week!

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Liked best: Proximity to the beach
Liked least: No negatives
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
May 18, 2016
Thank you for your lovely review
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nidge1965
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent,spacious family holiday home”
Reviewed April 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was a perfect place to stay on our family trip to Northumberland.Party consisted on 2 grandparents 2 adults 1 teenager and 2 under 10 years of age. Bedrooms spacious and dining room / living room supplied enough space for all without being under each others feet.Nice welcome of Easter eggs (as we stayed during Easter Week) by owner.Easy walk to beach over sand dunes. Allowed for a very restful and stress free week. Hope to return again in the future.

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Liked best: cleanliness and the space
Liked least: no issues
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Judith M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hidden Gem by the Sea”
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We loved our stay in Swallow's Nest - what a delightful holiday cottage!
Beautifully designed with comfort and enjoyment the top priority.
Jo has thought of everything, from cosy sofas and a super range of dvd's for evening viewing, to dressing up boxes, children's books, puzzles, jigsaws... we loved everything about this gorgeous cottage!
Perfectly located near the castle and a hop, skip and jump to the delightful Bamburgh beach.
Weather was gorgeous, but had it rained there was plenty to do inside (WIFI was brill).
This cottage is so homely, we didn't want to leave! The thoughtful touches (flowers and cake) were an added bonus - thank you so much Jo and Andrew.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kerry M
Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful family friendly home”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Spent a fantastic 3 nights here with my partner, mum and dad, my sister and her 2 children (2yrs and 5 months) and this lovely house had everything we needed. Beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean, I couldn't fault a thing. Loads of toys/books to keep my niece amused and lovely decking area for us to use at back of house.Nice quiet area so perfect for kids to play but only 5 mins walk across dunes to beach and 10 mins walk into Bamburgh. Highly recommend

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Zoek2002
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spacious, ideal location, perfectly thought out.”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Rarely does a holiday house surpass its photos/description but Swallows Nest is ideal. We have 4 children from 3-9 and have been to some beautiful houses in beautiful places but this is probably the most 'mother friendly' house I have been to. Thanks so much!

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